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Crash-Avoidance Technology Can Prevent Fatal Crashes for Teen Drivers

Crash-Avoidance Technology Can Prevent Fatal Crashes for Teen Drivers A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that crash-avoidance features or teen-specific vehicle technologies have the potential to prevent up to 75 percent of fatal crashes involving teen drivers. These technologies include automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane departure technology, and collision…

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How the Pandemic Changed Driving Habits

How the Pandemic Changed Driving Habits Categories Auto Repair Clean Air Watch EPA Featured Information Availability Insurance Issues New Vehicle Technologies Service Information Small Business Uncategorized Vehicle Safety Archives Archives Select Month May 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January 2022 December 2021 November 2021 October 2021 September 2021 August 2021 July 2021 June 2021 May…

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Small Business Cyber Training Act Passes U.S. Senate Small Business Committee

Small Business Cyber Training Act Passes U.S. Senate Small Business Committee The U.S. Senate Small Business Committee held a markup yesterday for S. 1687, The Small Business Cyber Training Act of 2021. The Committee voted to favorably recommend this bill for passage by the full U.S. Senate. If passed, this legislation would create a program…

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President Biden Releases FY23 Budget Proposal

President Biden Releases FY23 Budget Proposal President Biden released his $5.8 trillion budget proposal today for FY 2023. The budget includes $105 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation, funding important agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA). The U.S. Department of Transportation Budget proposal includes provisions for the National Electric Vehicle…

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John Deere Announces Expanded Access to Independent and Self-Repair Resources

John Deere Announces Expanded Access to Independent and Self-Repair Resources This week, John Deere announced intentions to expand access to self-repair resources for consumers and independent repair shops. Earlier this month, two federal lawsuits were filed against the agriculture equipment manufacturer alleging that the company was engaging in unfair competitive practices by restricting the access…

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EPA Restores California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Waiver

EPA Restores California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Waiver The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restored the waiver allowing California the authority to enforce more stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) restrictions. This waiver was previously revoked under the Trump administration. This waiver also allows other states to follow in California’s lead and enforce stricter GHG emissions restrictions in…

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NHTSA Investigating Tesla After Complaints of Unexpected Braking

NHTSA Investigating Tesla After Complaints of Unexpected Braking The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Tesla model year 2021-2022 vehicles after multiple reports of sudden, unexpected braking. The agency is investigating over 400,000 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y cars after 354 complaints of “unexpected brake activation” were filed in the last 9…

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NHTSA Releases Final Rule Regarding ADB Headlights

NHTSA Releases Final Rule Regarding ADB Headlights The Deputy Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Steven Cliff, signed a final rule this week to amend NHTSA’s lighting standard to permit the certification of adaptive driving beam (ADB) headlamps. This final rule amends Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108 to allow…

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Biden Administration Releases EV Charging Station Guidance

Biden Administration Releases EV Charging Station Guidance The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program Guidance today. This document details the program requirements for the federal money allocated to states for electric vehicle charging stations. Last year, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill was passed, and included was $7.5 billion…

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Canada Introduces Right to Repair Bill

Canada Introduces Right to Repair Bill This week, legislation was introduced into the Canadian Parliament focused on the “Right to Repair”. This legislation was introduced by Brian Masse, an NDP member of Parliament representing Windsor West in Ontario, as a private members’ bill. If passed, the bill would grant access to OEM-approved tools and information…

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